(updated 10/11/15)

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Oct 12, midnight.   This is the deadline to register for Oct 16-18 campout.  For registration, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 13, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Oct 16-18.  The campout will be held at Widén Ranch, which is west of Austin and near Dripping Springs.  For map to site, click here.

Court of Honor - Tue, Oct 20, 6:30p.

Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair - Sat, Oct 24, at St. Thomas High School.  For info & registration, click here (TBD website).

FCT Advancement Session - Sun, Oct 25, Scout Room.

PLC Meeting - Sun, Oct 25,Scout Room.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 27, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Fall Round Up at SJD - Sun, Nov 1, 11:00a-2:00p, at Lamar HS.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Nov 3, 7:00p, Scout Room.  FCT at 6:30p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Nov 6-8.  The campout will be held at Enchanted Rock State Park.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Nov 12, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 1, Troop 55 presented merit badges and rank advancements earned over the summer.  In addition, Miguel Covarrubias received the Eagle Scout rank. 
If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 20 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.



We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.


Dues for 2015-16
Dues for the current school year are $125 for one scout and $100 for additional scouts from the same family.  An extra $25 donation is requested.  There are two ways to pay as follows:
Pay online:  click the link and follow the online directions: Link
Pay by check:  make your check out to Troop 55 and send to: Tara Henke (T-55's Registrar), 6548 Brompton Road, Houston, Texas 77005.

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Sep 1.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Calendar for 2015-16
The new calendar for Aug 2015 through Aug 2016 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Oct 13, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt (to come)
Oct 25, - Sunday, Scout Room
    - Reqmt (to come)
Oct 27, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt (to come)
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
SM/ASM Specific, Oct 31   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Nov 7-8 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Tara Henke at registrar@troop55.org or 713-557-4044.